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    October 2, 2012
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daily record high with a high of 98. we talk about heat warnings and high fire dangers. but kids want to play in the water. in oakley today kids having a great time, mom and dad nearby. we'll take you down to the south bay where in san jose, the kids were doing the same thing, enjoying the fountain at the plaza. we had heat and smiles from the kids enjoying the warm weather. i hope you enjoyed it today because we have a change coming up soon. details on how chilly we are going to get coming up late. >> we have you covered when in comes to th upcoming change. go to cbssf.com/weather for the pinpoint forecast for your city anytime of day. a seagull is to blame for starting a fire when it landed on a power line and it snapped. 12,000-volt live wire fell into a front yard on delaware street. the homeowner said he heard a loud noise, came out and found
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his front yard on fire. >> i tried to grab the garden hose, you know, and an off-duty firefighter was here and said don't do that because it's -- there's downed lines. and so within seconds, i was sequestered away from the house. >> some homes on the block were evacuated until firefighters put out the flames. that fire caused about $50,000 in damage. nobody was hurt except for the bird. other bay area headlines, investigators are looking into what caused an early-morning fire destroying part of a home in vallejo. two people inside were able to get out safely. one firefighter was treated for exhaustion. in albany middle school students gathered to light candles and offer support after their sixth grade teacher accused of molestation killed himself. dozens showed up to albany middle school for a vigil this morning. 28-year-old james izumizaki was arrested last week. his body was found yesterday in
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an apparent suicide. a deadly 18-hour span in oakland. five people have died in four separate shootings. the most recent incident happened this afternoon on 57th avenue. this morning -- oakland city leaders are looking to get rid of rowdy meetings. they are preparing for another one tonight. councilmembers want to avoid disruptions like the protests two weeks ago that forced themto shut down their meeting. joe vazquez reports. >> reporter: folks have already gone inside and there's a crowd of demonstrators who are gathering down at the d.a.'s office about a mile away. they are preparing to march here to city hall any moment now. let me show you some video now. this is a crowd at the last city council meeting. it got out of control. some of these folks are family members of a man killed in an officer-involved shooting demanding a full police report.
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others were members of "occupy" oakland and they shouted down the meeting and it was prematurely adjourned. since then city leaders have been trying to figure out ways to limit public attendance inside the council chambers. this afternoon some city council members went into executive session, closed to the public, to talk about new security preduresthat they might employ tonight. they are preparing for the possibility of trouble. >> i expect people to behave in a civil manner and allow us and the elected officials do our job on behalf of the public. that's what i'm hoping for tonight but i believe there will be some disruption. so we're hoping to minimize that disruption and allow us to do the city's business. >> reporter: security personnel tell us they have quadrupled their staff. there will be police officers here, as well. and the security guard also tells us the public will not be allowed on the balcony. now, that hasn't been formally announced yet but that's just from the security guard. that would cut the crowd down
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by half. people will be directed to overflow oms that are being prepared right now. we will stay tuned. we'll monitor that crowd that's going to arrive here at city hall and bring you the latest as it develops. reporting live at oakland city hall, joe vazquez, cbs 5. campaign 2012 the presidential candidates cramming for their first face- off. the outcome of tomorrow's debate this denver could help decide the election. but cbs 5 political reporter grace lee says neither side wants to set the bar too high. >> reporter: the first of the three presidential debates is considered by most pundits to be the most important because it really sets the tone. and for once, both the president and the republican nominee actually agree on something. they are both trying to lower expectations. the stage is being set at the university of denver. the focus for the presidential candidates tomorrow evening will be on domestic policies with a heavy emphasis on the economy. both sides are already spinning. >> while president obama's people are saying, hey, i have
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had no chance to prepare anything, mitt romney's people are saying, hey, president obama is the best debater ever and i have never been in a presidential debate. >> reporter: both sides are off the campaign trail today preparing for the debate. mitt romney was spotted tacking with his debate partner senator rob portman. this picture has been a hit on political blogs as part of a caption contest. as for the president, he is near las vegas today for his rehearsals with senator john kerry and was caught joking about them. >> basically they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. [ laughter ] >> they're making me do my homework. >> reporter: while both the president and romney appeared relaxed, there is a lot at stake for their first head-to- head battle. >> in any good debate, you want to have some things prepared in advance. you want to have memorable lines, surprise your opponent and knock them off their feet,
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and you want to be remembered for something. >> reporter: the "new york times" reports that the romney camp has prepared him with a series of, quote, zingers he can use tomorrow night. romney will likely be walking a fine line while the president will have to avoid appearing smug or condescending. >> mitt romney really has to take on the president forcefully but realistically if he wants to change the narrative of this campaign. >> the word on the street amongst folks i know in washington is that president obama really does not think very much of governor romney. and he wants to keep that to himself in the debate. >> reporter: in a quinnipiac university poll that was released today, it shows that it is still a close race among likely voters. the president is up 4 points nationwide and he is expected to do better in the debate tomorrow night by a 2-1 margin. but among the independent voters, the people that both sides are trying to win right now, romney is ahead by 2 points. i'm grace lee, cbs 5.
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>> our coverage of the presidential debate begins tomorrow here on eyewitness news at 5:00 and then on the cbs evening news which follows and join scott pelley for full debate coverage that will begin at 6 p.m. cracking down on smoking. the new rules in one bay area city that make it nearly impossible for anyone to smoke in public. >> good evening to you, paul deanno with the forecast, told you a couple of minutes ago that the heat is just about finished. we're sunny and warm at the beach today but man, are we going to get chilly and there is a chance of rain in the forecast. find out when next. >> then a bay area fitness buff had a sudden heart attack. while he was waiting for a transplant, something miraculous happened. how a tiny little invention changed everything. vo: for years, sacramento politicians have chopped away funds for our schools.
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today, we're forty-seventh out of fifty in per-pupil funding. now these politicians say unless we send more tax dollars to sacramento, they'll cut education again. here's a new approach. prop thirty-eight sends billions in new education dollars straight to our local schools, and guarantees the politicians can't touch it. thirty-eight will restore the education cuts from sacramento. so remember this number. separate shootings. the most recent incident happened t a deadly 18-hour stan in oakland. five people died in four
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separate shootings. the most recent incidents happened this afternoon on 57th avenue. this morning, two men were killed in a shooting on 72nd avenue. last night, two more were killed in separate shootings okay macarthur boulevard. four of the five men were shot while sitting in parked cars. no arrests have been made in any of the shootings. authorities do not believe they are related. these latest killings now make it 90 homicides for the year for the city of oakland. san rafael has just approved the toughest antismoking rules in marin county. >> it severely restricts where people can smoke including where they live. as ann notarangelo tells us, the ordinance had wide ranging support. >> reporter: in marin county only 7.5 of% of people smoke so it's easy to understand why so many people would support a strict nonsmoking ordinance in san rafael. >> and i find it offensive and i find it unhealthy, particularly if there are young children around.
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>> reporter: ever since irene curtis stopped smoking, she has hated breathing in someone else's smoke and in a community where few people light up, there was more than enough support for the san rafael city council to approve a strict new antismoking law. >> the only person who spoke against it believes that it was it wasn't strict enough. >> reporter: even this smoker is for it. >> i don't mind the laws at all. you know, just because people smoke doesn't mean it's fair for other people who don't want to smoke, the secondhand smoke. >> reporter: the ordinance bans smoking in apartments, condos, parks, all sidewalks and pedestrian areas downtown, bus stops, restaurant patios, and even cautions against actors smoking on stage. one smoker says it's illogical. >> it's ludicrous. just because they are still selling tobacco and all the smoke shops and all the stores. >> reporter: the city says its goal is to improve public health and reduce litter. and litter is a big issue. in two months, one group
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collected 230,000 cigarette butts which is why they won't ban ashtrays. it's okay to smoke on a sidewalk if you are walking. you just can't stay in one place. >> we're hoping that it's a self-enforced -- that people will ask others to put out their cigarettes. our goal is not to have any heavy-handed enforcement of this. >> reporter: they say that dispels any notion that this is a way for the city to raise money. they are not shy about admitting, if people quit smoking altogether, that's great. it's a city-endorsed shaming tactic. >> it's a little harders on us though because we do get in trouble if we smoke too close -- it's embarrassing. >> reporter: there are similar ordinances in alameda, richmond and belmont. this city ordinance takes effect probably mid-november but landlords have a year before they have to comply, they have to notify tenants and change lease agreements. a bay area institution in the fishing industry is calling it quits. mobile5 is live with what's forcing it to close after 65 years.
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>> then coupon clippers are furious when their advertised coupons go missing from local newspapers. why the newspapers themselves are the ones to blame. that's in consumerwatch. ,,
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and poultry market in san j. ken, the landmark is closing part of its business after - years. mobile 5 is live in san jose. the landmark is closing part of its business anyway after 65 years? >> reporter: yeah. you know, allen, more and more
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we see this happening around the bay area. and it's really a shame. this was the place to come for 65 years as you said. check out the case right now. i mean, this was the best place to buy fresh fish to buy fresh poultry for generations. people came from all over santa clara valley back in the days when they had fruit orchards down here and canning companies. well, guess what? this local fish market is shutting the doors on october 14th. jim, the owner, said, you know what? it's just time to get out. you about he will never lose the memories of this place -- but he will never lose the memories of this place. >> business started out as just in an old house next door. it was fish and poultry. we used to process chickens right out here in the warehouse and used to kill up to 8,000 chickens a day right here on race street. and business just evolved as people got more into seafood our business really started
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growing. >> reporter: yeah. two families owned it together for generations putting their hearts and souls into the place. family members all worked here. october 14th, they are closing. they are just going to move on with their lives and do something else. not that it's not profitable. it's just that it's time to pac it up. you have the box stores and supermarkets doing the same business. but the good news is the race street restaurant will stay open where they serve the poultry and fish. that will be open for the foreseeable future. live from mobile 5 in san jose, back to you guys. >> thank you. some coupon clippers in the east bay are upset after something was missing in their sunday paper. cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts heard from some angry bargain hunters who lost out on their weekly deals. >> it's kind of like a game of how much money can you save. >> reporter: when it comes to the game of couponing, sherri white and her husband are all stars, just take a look at
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their stats. >> this is the updated shopping spreadsheet. >> reporter: forget batting 1,000. try 4,000. that's about homuch money they saved last year. so as you might imagine, when they pick:the sunday paper each week they are concerned about more than just the news. but last weekthe news was all they got in spite of the advertised coupons. >> i'm shuffling through the papers and i'm like there's no coupons. >> reporter: a costly discovery for sherri and dozens of others who buy east bay newspapers primarily for the advertised coupons. we got nearly 40 comments in just two days when the money saving blog the frugal find announced we were looking into the, uhm, matter of the missing coupons. >> could have cost us, you know, 30 to 40 bucks in savings alone. >> reporter: the bay area news group says a computer system upgrade is to blame for the inserts from going missing from the "contra costa times" and other east bay papers on september 16 and 23. while many say their coupons have been missing over a month
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certainly longer than two weekser the paper assures us the problem has been fixed. >> i thought they were in the p & g. >> reporter: the whites were relieved to find their precious coupons have returned. and when it comes to the game of couponing -- >> that's another one. >> reporter: -- they say they are now ready for a curve ball. >> believe me, i checked this sunday to make sure that the coupons were in every single paper i bought. >> reporter: there are some weeks when those coupon inserts are purposely left out so check your papers before taking them home if that's the reason you get the paper. and, of course, they can go missing from time to time because of theft at the newsstands. if your paper is missing coupons go to cbssf.com/consumerwatch to find out how to get a refund. paul deanno has a coupon for 20% off the temperatures. >> we may get that 20% off for some of you tomorrow. it's going to be a big change. we are going to downtown san
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francisco. 94 degrees today. tomorrow afternoon, 67 degrees. that's almost like a third off. and we're going to see a big change for everybody starting tomorrow. live look outside the golden gate looking majestic. that marine layer just about nonexistent. bay bridge looking beautiful, as well. a lot of activity on the water and for good reason. we hit 92 in oakland the current temperature. actually got up to 94. triple digits for concord, livermore, santa rosa, 101. currently 99. san jose 94. downtown san francisco 85 degrees. big baseball game tonight. short-sleeved shirt weather for the as and rangers. as win two more, they will win the division. clear and warm tonight, first pitch temperature 82 degrees. because this is happening in october, we don't have a heat warning because we're cooling off tonight. we are down to the upper 50s for fremont, san jose 61, concord 61, vallejo 58 degrees. so we're hot during the day. but we are cooling off at night. now, that hot during the day
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thing? that's gone starting tomorrow. low pressure is work up the california coastline. where it will be tomorrow will give us the same counterclockwise flow but now it's an onshore flow. that means about 10 or 15 degrees cooler widespread with some areas on the peninsula or the coast like downtown san francisco 20 or 25 degrees cooler tomorrow. then low pressure is just going to kind of sit right over top of the bay area this weekend which means highs just about everywhere near the bay. we'll only be in the 60s and coming up for the top of next week, there is actually the chance of rain showers. so a significant weather change which begins tomorrow. look at the highs for tomorrow. oakland down to 72. concord down from 102 to 84. and san jose down from near 100 to 81 degrees. milpitis your high tomorrow 80. palo alto 79. still nice, just not as hot. 80s for walnut creek and san ramon, dublin 86, vallejo 75. downtown san francisco only 67. san leandro 73. novato 78 degrees.
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look at the extended forecast. friday, saturday, sunday, barely making 80 inland. right around 70 near the bay and next week, there is the chance of a few rain showers. >> holy smokes. >> next monday. so it's actually going to feel like fall. say good-bye to late summer. >> gone. thank you. the world's smallest heart pump didn't just save a bay area man's life. how the new tiny device actually helped his heart heal. his incredible story next. ,, ,,
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dan hurd: when i was a child, california was a leader in education funding. erika derry: and the fact that california isn't making it a priority frustrates me. dan hurd: i'm ashamed of that, and i don't want this to continue for my daughter. brenda kealing: prop 38 is going to bring a lot of money to our schools. suzan solomon: the money stays at the school site.
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cade derry: what i would really like to see is that the teachers... that were laid off come back to the school. navaz hurd: a smaller class size. navaz hurd: as a mom i want that. as a teacher i want that. genius tonight. . he's a bay area activist who imple solution an oakland man is being recognized as a genius tonight. he is a bay area activist who came up with a simple solution to the war on poverty. cbs 5 reporter john ramos reports his idea is getting attention across the country even from the white house. a. >> reporter: a man who works in this building in oakland has an idea to fight poverty that's so simple and obvious it's called
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brilliant. they are calling you a genius. so are you a genius? [ laughter ] >> our standards are way too low if this is jean russ. >> reporter: maurice miller has been awarded a mcarthur foundation genius grant for creating the family independence initiative. they bring together low income people and then do something unusual for a social service agency. they don't try t help. they let the clients think for themselves. >> there are very few programs that let that happen. funding does allow that. funding requires that the organization of professional intervenes. it starts with the other assumption. if i intervene, they're gone. >> reporter: that's right. he actually fired staff members who tried to offer advice. the point is to get people to come up with their own ideas on how to better their situations. this woman has created her own nonprofit helping kids facing
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difficulties. >> it's not a handout. help doesn't start from others. it starts from you helping you. >> we don't have a system that recognizes initiative. we only have a system that recognizes need. it sends the wrong message to have only one system. >> reporter: it's about getting people it trust and act on their own common sense and providing a system that offers resources to people who do. that seems like a simple idea. >> and sometimes, it is people who come up with the most simple things. >> reporter: so he's a genius? >> i think so. i work with a genius. my mother said it takes one to know one. [ laughter ] >> reporter: genius it seems has a way of spreading. in oakland, john ramos, cbs 5. after a heart attack, getting enough blood and oxygen to the body is critical to survival. now doctors are using a tiny heart pump. as dr. kim mulvihill shows us, the device is saving lives, hearts and families. >> reporter: curtis broom is an avid cyclist and runner. >> i was in good shape, i was in very good shape.
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>> reporter: but four months ago the 47-year-old collapsed on a morning ride. >> he passed out on the bike and hit the deck and he was dead. and just in a split second, my life turned upside-down. >> reporter: broome had who no prior history of heart disease had cardiac arrest >> he was really in bad shape. >> reporter: interventional cardiologist dr. richard cheng says that cardiac arrest wasn't due to a heart attack. it was electrical. he had an arrhythmia that led to acute stress-induced heart failure. >> his heart was functioning at 10% so he had what we call pump failure. and he was essentially dying. >> reporter: dr. chang inserted a maniature rised assist device. smaller than a pencil, the device pumps blood giving the heart a chance to rest and heal. >> i told heather, his wife, i would give him 7 to 10 days. if his heart is going to get
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better it will in that time frame. if not he will need an implantable heart pump or transplant. >> reporter: it's new technology that buys time and it worked for broome. >> he walked out of the hospital on his own. >> reporter: he has a second chance with his own heart and a first chance at being a dad. >> so that's something that is precious and is priceless and is awesome. >> curtis broome walucky. doctors removed the pump after his heart healed. other patients need a larger more permanent device and some will go on to get a heart transplant. the broomes are expecting th first child curtis junior early next year. >> wow. couple of miracles. >> wow. >> reporter: they're very excited. >> good story. thank you. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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vo: for years, sacramento politicians have chopped away funds for our schools. today, we're forty-seventh out of fifty in per-pupil funding. now these politicians say unless we send more tax dollars to sacramento, they'll cut education again. here's a new approach.
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prop thirty-eight sends billions in new education dollars straight to our local schools, and guarantees the politicians can't touch it. thirty-eight will restore the education cuts from sacramento. so remember this number. thirty-eight. they donated tim i'm dana king. here's what we're working on for the 6:00 news. they donated time and money to help save state parks but now those volunteers are demanding their money back since the scandal came to light. tonight, why the state says, no can do. >> and sports to ships to festivals and fairs. san francisco's going to be packed this week. now, the city is bracing for the influx. all that and more at 6:00. >> leave the car at home. >> don't even think about driving. >> thank you. see you in 30 minutes. "cbs evening news" with scott pelley is coming up next. >> the latest news is always on our website, cbssf.com. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com